Chobe Game Lodge

Maun, Botswana

The hotel

The only permanent game lodge located within the Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is an absolute must for any traveller looking to explore this world famous game park. In an incredible setting, the lodge boasts the 250m long ‘Chobe Deck of Fame’ boardwalk which overlooks the Chobe River, allowing you unrestricted viewing of elephants, hippos, lions and more as they come down to the river bank to drink. The area is known for its large concentration of elephants which congregate in large herds and often swim across the river in the summer months, creating scenes you could only ever dream of! Other members of the 'Big Five' are also prolific, get up even closer on a quiet electric powered game drive vehicle or enjoy a unique view from one of the lodge’s electric boats – making the lodge the first electric-powered safari operator in Africa. The river safaris are particularly special and elephants are almost guaranteed but for a romantic evening, try the sunset cruise! Close to Livingstone and a great place to end your holiday or as a safari option from Victoria Falls, your time here will be unforgettable. Beautifully decorated and newly refurbished with graceful high arches and barrel-vault ceilings, the atmosphere is one of spaciousness and tranquillity. It was even good enough for Elizabeth Taylor, as a frequent guests she even married Richard Burton here is 1975. There’s a large swimming pool to relax by and a riverside BOMA around which to enjoy traditional entertainment. African bliss.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the banks of the Chobe River, in the north east of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Transfer time from Kasane Airport: 45 minutes. Transfer time from Livingstone and the Victoria Falls: approximately 2 hours.

Hotel information

40 standard rooms and 4 suites. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private patio, mini-bar and en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. Standard Rooms are river-facing with 1 double bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, all soft drinks and local brand alcoholic beverages with one complimentary mini-bar per day. Two scheduled activities per day. National Park entrance fees and complimentary airport transfers from/to Kasane airport. Laundry services.

  • Long stay offer: Stay 4 nights or more and receive a complimentary upgrade to a suite (subject to availability), one private dinner, one day trip/cultural experience and one breakfast cruise. Valid for stays 1 Jan–31 Dec '20. 

Riverside BOMA, dining terrace and open air patio. 2 bars. Game activities in 4x4 vehicles or on a river boat safari. Sundowner cruises are also available. Large deck for game viewing. Swimming pool. Gym. Massage room*. Library. Curio shop. Traditional evening entertainment. Laundry facility.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 night itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone to Chobe
Pick up at Livingstone airport or your hotel for the road and boat transfer to Chobe Game Lodge. Afternoon game activity. (D)
Day 2-3: Chobe Game Lodge
Daily game activities in Chobe. (B/L/D)
Day 4: Chobe Game Lodge to Livingstone
Morning road and boat transfer to Livingstone airport (a visa will be required for re-entry into Zambia) or your chosen hotel. Alternatively add a Botswana safari. (B)

Inclusions:

-3 nights accommodation
-All meals
-3 scheduled activities per day
-All soft drinks and local brand beverages
-Complimentary mini-bar at Chobe Game Lodge
-National Park Entrance Fees
-Laundry services
-Medical evacuation
-Scheduled road transfers as specified above

* Denotes local charge.

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Jan 14, 2020 Kay434 Sydney, Australia

Loved this lodge In the heart of the national park which is perfect for early morning and evening game drives and river cruising. Very comfortable rooms with view of the river and the Moroccan style decor suited the desert location. Food excellent and plentiful and a lovely plunge pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Staff were so friendly… Read more
Loved this lodge In the heart of the national park which is perfect for early morning and evening game drives and river cruising. Very comfortable rooms with view of the river and the Moroccan style decor suited the desert location. Food excellent and plentiful and a lovely plunge pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Staff were so friendly and helpful and I loved that all the guides where female! Wished we could have stayed longer. Read less
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Jan 12, 2020 anastasianm Moscow, Russia

While planning a trip to Africa we knew we had very limited time we could spend at the Chobe National Park and were reluctant whether 24 hr stay would be enough. Of course it wasn't, but... One of the main reasons behind our choice of Chobe Game Lodge was the location - the hotel is located inside the National Park. It is eco-friendly, offers… Read more
While planning a trip to Africa we knew we had very limited time we could spend at the Chobe National Park and were reluctant whether 24 hr stay would be enough. Of course it wasn't, but... One of the main reasons behind our choice of Chobe Game Lodge was the location - the hotel is located inside the National Park. It is eco-friendly, offers both river cruises and game drives throughout the day and treats its guests to delicious meals and snacks. We got help from Chobe Game Lodge staff organizing a transfer from Victoria Falls and from the moment we stepped out of the airport we knew we were in good hands. Transfer and border went smoothly, upon arrival at the Lodge while filling out the forms we were offered a welcome drink and some snacks. Since our flight was delayed we missed the afternoon river cruise, but our kind hosts offered us a boat to catch up with the main cruise and enjoy Chobe river before a delicious dinner. Morning Game Drive (5:30am) rendered us unforgettable encounters with local wildlife. Our guide Elly made sure we got to see as much as the bush had to offer in the early hours of the morning. After a delicious breakfast we went back to the river to enjoy bathing elephants - majestic animals were practically posing for our pictures. Our hosts were very kineld and helpful trying to accommodate all our needs and requests. To sum things up they managed to make our short visit 100% fulfilling - we got the most we could out of our 24 hr stay at Chobe Game Lodge. Surely there's much more the Lodge has to offer than what we've experienced, but that we will discover during our next visit as it is certainly a place worth visiting over and over again. Read less
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Jan 8, 2020 GrahamL518 Maroochydore

Our three night stay at Chobe Game Lodge far exceeded our high expectations on every level. The accomodation was very well appointed, spacious and met all our requirements. All the managers and staff were extremely friendly, engaging and professional. Our wildlife guide RB was amazing, searching down a variety of wildlife that we'd hope to see in… Read more
Our three night stay at Chobe Game Lodge far exceeded our high expectations on every level. The accomodation was very well appointed, spacious and met all our requirements. All the managers and staff were extremely friendly, engaging and professional. Our wildlife guide RB was amazing, searching down a variety of wildlife that we'd hope to see in our time there and so very knowledgable. The use of eco friendly electric safari vehicles and watercraft is to be commended. We also enjoyed our time spent on the lodge's riverside boardwalk, a great place for afternoon tea and to spot wildlife such as weaver birds, paradise flycatchers, hippos, crocs and much more. Thanks to Ruth and her team for a great safari experience. Read less
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Jan 2, 2020 lilly1071 Heidelberg, Germany

Depending what you are looking for, this location is more a hotel than a camp or a Lodge with focus on game drives. The hotel rooms are equipped with nearly everything you need, the decoration is very nice. There is a gift shop for souvenirs and the prices are reasonable. There is a foot path along the river where you can watch animals during… Read more
Depending what you are looking for, this location is more a hotel than a camp or a Lodge with focus on game drives. The hotel rooms are equipped with nearly everything you need, the decoration is very nice. There is a gift shop for souvenirs and the prices are reasonable. There is a foot path along the river where you can watch animals during daylight. For my purpose it was not what I expected/ had hoped. With the location given, within the park, I thought the game drive must be better and longer then from a camp from the outside. I was there for 3 Nights and was put twice to new drivers (2nd guide was much better then the first one) and groups, also only the 3 – to 3,5 hours game drives where offered not the longer once, plus short boat trips. One argument was that I am a single traveler?! The game drive was more “drive” than look out for game. Most of the times the same roads where taken. Sometimes it was more difficult not to find the game then to locate it. If you found i.e. a Lion or Leppard the vehicles from the hotel (8 or more) hinder themselves and to get the car stopped at the right time/ place to get a good picture was seldom. For me, not again. But if you are looking for a nice hotel in a good environment, lots of food and relax on the pool, with some game drives in addition - this is of course an option and your place to stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable experience of a lifetime

Jan 1, 2020 KimJan W Maastricht, The Netherlands

From the moment we were picked up at the airport, this was one of the best experiences of my life. We loved EVERYTHING- the people - the staff were AMAZING. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable. Our guide Anna was fabulous. She was a wealth of knowledge and fun. The food was out of this world- the best steak and scones I have ever had. Our room… Read more
From the moment we were picked up at the airport, this was one of the best experiences of my life. We loved EVERYTHING- the people - the staff were AMAZING. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable. Our guide Anna was fabulous. She was a wealth of knowledge and fun. The food was out of this world- the best steak and scones I have ever had. Our room was spacious, well appointed and immaculate. Attention to detail, focus on sustainability and respect for the animals was a dominant theme. Again, the people who work there. We travelled with our 13 year old son. The staff always made a point of remembering him and calling him by his name. They made him feel comfortable and welcome. I cannot say enough positive things about them. An absolutely fabulous experience. I loved it. Read less